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Wolves rookie Malcolm Lee out six weeks with knee surgery

Jan 2, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

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Malcolm Lee was not the rookie Timberwolves guard getting all the notice, but he was a guy going to get a chance. He still is going to get a chance, but not for a couple months.

He is out at least six weeks after knee surgery, reports the Star Tribune.

Wolves rookie guard Malcolm Lee underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus ligament in his left knee Friday and could miss as much as six weeks.

His knee grew sore as training camp progressed. He has surgery to repair the meniscus on the same knee after the college season last March, but this surgery is not related to that one, the team said.

Lee could be another one of those guys who gets out from under Ben Howland at UCLA and blossoms into a solid role player in the league. He plays smart and he can defend, Rick Adelman likes him. But he’s just going to have to wait a while to give him a chance.

  1. brewdogg - Jan 2, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    It will be like still having a draft pick next year when he gets healthy.

    Do you think NO is upset about how well the Wolves are playing? What if they actually make the playoffs? That 1st round pick was the biggest chip in the Paul trade.

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